Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
Days can be very different, in the lab there are many different things to do . Generally, I allow myself to have some time after a cup of coffee to walk my dog or go jogging early in the morning. Then I cycle to the lab, I rapidly check emails and quickly start lab work. This include checking my Arabidopsis or Nicotiana plants in the greenhouse and perform some treatments, for example wounding treatments and extract material to analyse afterwards (DNA, proteins or metabolites). Sometimes we need an expert to analyse some data so we have to meet them and explain what we really want to get. Every day I can learn something new! I do lots of fluorescence microscopy so I spend many hours in a dark room watching lights coming from cells illuminated by a laser. Seeing life imaging and the dynamics inside of a cell is really captivating. Of course I have other monotonous tasks and sometimes we need to repeat experiments many times to be sure of our results. In the evening I like to relax doing any activity with friends / watch TV / support my football (soccer) team - sometimes this is worse than lab results. In general I like what I do in he lab, is a very interesting environment where you can acquire many skills and knowledge while enjoying my profession.